Fatal North: Adventure and Survival Aboard USS Polaris the First US Expedition to the North Pole Summary ´ 104

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It began as America's first attempt to reach the North Pole It ended with the captain's suspicious death a brutal. Really good Nice look at the case as well as good use of first hand accounts

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Fatal North Adventure and Survival Aboard USS Polaris the First U S Expedition to the North PoleTions Fatal North is a harrowing account of one of the great tragedies in the history of United States exploration. Maybe not the best book to read just as I am preparing to leave for the Arctic but interesting uite sure I won't have to survive a winter confined by iceInteresting comment in the afterword about Grant being the most corrupt President in history because he named his friends to cabinet positions for which they were patently unualified for some reason that is all feeling very familiar

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Fatal North: Adventure and Survival Aboard USS Polaris, the First U.S. Expedition to the North Pole Summary ´ 104 ´ It began as America's first attempt to reach the North Pole It ended with the captain's suspicious death a brutal struggle for survival on the polar ice Struggle for survival on the polar ice and a government cover up With eight pages of rare photographs and illustra. I didn't know the story of the Hall Arctic Expedition so it was all new and an exciting adventure told well The information for the account comes from the journal of one man George Tyson so he is the hero of the story and we see everything happening through his eyes It couldn't have been otherwise as the other journals don't seem to have survived but I would have liked an acknowledgment of this problem in putting together an accurate account of the journey Anyway I'm not challenging the hero status of George Tyson I would have liked some other journals or a discussion of their relevance But all in all an amazing story of bravery venality and endurance A good read